Groot Constantia Constantia Pinotage 2018

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Groot Constantia Constantia Pinotage 2018

Country - South Africa

Region - Western Cape

Grape Varieties - Pinotage 100%

Alcohol by volume - 14%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Groot Constantia

Tasting notes - Aromas of ripe strawberry and raspberry combine with black cherry and plum while delicate use of French oak adds a hint of cacao. The bold, ripe fruit flavours follow on the palate and the fine tannin structure ensures a long, elegant finish.

Groot Constantia Constantia Pinotage 2018

Intense aromas of red cherries and dark chocolate, with
hints of herbs and smoky bacon through to a warm and
spicy finish.


Producer Note
Groot Constantia is South Africa's oldest estate and one of South Africa's most visited
tourist attractions. In 1685 Cape Governor Simon van der Stel built a farm in the
foothills of Table Mountain, which he named Constantia. Groot Constantia received
world acclaim from Napoleon, Bismarck and King Louis Philippe of France who was
the biggest single buyer of Groot Constantia wines. They had to sell to the Cape
government after phylloxera ravaged the vineyards. Now, the total estate covers 165
hectares of which 87 hectares are planted, at an altitude of 60 to 280 metres above
sea level. The climate is generally cool resulting in complex and balanced wines.


Vintage
The winter rainfall was slightly lower than average, however it was sufficient to sustain
the vines throughout the summer. Warm days welcomed the first half of the summer;
before temperatures cooled down to ensure long, slow ripening conditions for the
remainder of the 2018 vintage. Very little rain during the latter parts of ripening and
harvest ensured a healthy, disease free environment in the vineyard.


Vineyard
The vineyards are located on the steep valley on the eastern side of Table Mountain.
The grapes for this wine were grown in various blocks that range from 39 metres to
160 metres above sea level. All the slopes are south to south east facing. The climate
is Mediterranean with cooling breezes from the Atlantic Ocean encouraging
balance and complexity in the grapes. The average rainfall is approximately
1,100mm per annum, which nourishes the predominantly Cartref and Glenrosa soila gravelly soil with low fertility. The climate, combined with the cool southern slopes
and deep mountain soils provide the ideal setting for the making of this top quality
wine.


Winemaking
The grapes were harvested in at 26° Balling and fermented on their skins, imparting
colour, flavour and fine tannins, until the wine was dry. During fermentation four
pump-overs per day took place to encourage maximum extraction. The wine then
spent 12 months in French oak barrels, of which 40% was new oak, with 20% in
second, 20% in third and 20% in fourth fill barrels.


Tasting Note
Aromas of ripe strawberry and raspberry combine with black cherry and plum while
delicate use of French oak adds a hint of cacao. The bold, ripe fruit flavours follow on
the palate and the fine tannin structure ensures a long, elegant finish.


Grape
Pinotage 100%

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